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SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

August 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

74 Years After WWII, France Says ‘Merci’ to a South Carolina Pilot

August 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Tom Funderburk is 94 years old. He's one of the last surviving B-17 pilots who flew in World War II. He goes by the nickname 'Pinky,' because of his once-red hair. He lives in Rock Hill with his 8-year-old cockatiel, Pretty Boy. He has more military medals than people have...

Columbia's Cardinal Newman High School Announces Changes to Increase Security, Diversity

August 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
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Law enforcement on campus, active shooter training for faculty and an increase in security during athletic events are some of the changes Columbia's Cardinal Newman high school promised during a town hall meeting Thursday evening. The school is dealing with the aftermath a...

Need For Early Intervention Launched Business 20 Years Ago

August 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In 1986, the United States Congress mandated federal funding for early intervention services for children with disabilities in an effort to boost their development and lessen their developmental delays. Our next guest and an associate were involved in assisting children...

After 6 Months, Popular Civil Rights Exhibit Set to Close

August 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
USC history professor, Dr. Bobby Donaldson at the Justice For All: South Carolina and American Civil Rights Movement exhibit

On August 9, decades of South Carolina history will be removed from public display, repackaged and placed in climate control storage at various libraries at the University of South Carolina. The Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement exhibit...

Marketing SC Goods

August 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Ben and Andie Edwards

Ben and Andie Edwards Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Every state is naturally proud of its local companies, local products, artisans and crafts people. So why shouldn’t each state have its own online store to feature them? When our next guests became frustrated in...

Gulf Coast Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle

August 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Gulf Coast Spiny Softshell turtle.

The long, needle-like nose is a good identifying characteristic for this turtle.

The Return of Hemp

August 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Bails of hemp at a warehouse of the Columbian Rope Company, Auburn, NY, August 6, 1918.

(Originally broadcast 04/19/18) - Hemp was once one of the crops grown in South Carolina and exported to the world. That changed, however, when enforcement of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 effectively made possession or transfer of hemp illegal throughout the United States...

Don't Be Too Tough on the Polls. It's Actually Not Their Fault

August 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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After 2016, some lost their faith in election polls. Turns out, that mistrust is somewhat misguided. Credit Scott Morgan / South Carolina Public Radio The 2016 presidential election was, by any account, notable. It was also largely a surprise how it turned out. Regardless...

Rudy Mancke Celebrates Two Decades of "NatureNotes"

August 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Rudy Mancke

Rudy Mancke is almost certainly South Carolina's most noted naturalist. He hosted the long-running and well-remembered (and nationally-aired) ETV program "Nature Scene" and has now reached his 20th anniversary as host of South Carolina Public Radio's "NatureNotes." The...

NPR Special Coverage: Democratic Debate

July 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Tonight, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. NPR presents special coverage of the Democratic debates. Ten candidates are each making the case that they should be the next president of the United States. Follow NPR's live coverage for real-time fact checks and analysis of their remarks. Watch...

South Carolina Business Review Turns 20

July 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Mike Switzer

For 20 years now, the South Carolina Business Review has brought business leaders, entrepreneurs and commentators to listeners of South Carolina Public Radio. Mike Switzer has hosted the program its entire run, and takes satisfaction at its 20th anniversary. Starting in...

Nearly Half the Country's Most Eviction-Prone Rural/Small Cities Are in South Carolina

July 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Of the 100 most eviction-prone rural and small cities in the United States, 47 are in South Carolina. Thirty South Carolina rural/small cities are in the top 50. Those numbers come from the Eviction Lab project at Princeton University, which compiled eviction filings and...

Dawson's Fall

July 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Roxana Robinso

In Dawson’s Fall (2019, MacMillan) novelist Roxana Robinson tells a story of America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace,...

Helping Youth Achieve Success

July 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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100 years ago our next guest’s national organization began helping young people to be successfully prepared to one day enter the workforce. Since then, they have spawned chapters all across the nation, including several in our state, one of which is run by our next guest...

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